Researchers at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., have developed a chocolate-flavored soft chew that is actually beneficial for your teeth. BasicBites™ is a sugar-free chewy that helps maintain healthy teeth by supporting the normal acid-base (pH) levels that exist on tooth surfaces while coating the teeth with a mineral source.
BasicBites are designed to mimic saliva's profound and natural benefits. It is a new oral care product that contains AlkaGen Technology™. The saliva-mimicking technology in BasicBites consists of two main ingredients – arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate. Arginine is a common amino acid found in saliva and is naturally present in many foods. Arginine supports the sustained base or alkali production on the surfaces of the teeth. This helps keep tooth surfaces in the existing normal pH range, allowing the calcium to coat and support healthy tooth structure.
Sugar free BasicBites are 20 calories each, and are fat and cholesterol free. BasicBites contain no artificial sweeteners, are gluten and dairy free, and as an added benefit, they are an excellent source of calcium. Soybean oil is used as a processing aid.
Two BasicBites a day, one after breakfast and one at bedtime, can be enjoyed by children over six years of age and adults. Recommended by dental professionals, BasicBites are essential for the millions of individuals with diets high in sugars and those who have dry mouth.